Well, I finally got a chance to check out my new OTI Popper spinning rod. I Must say that it is a well thought out piece of equipment. I first tried to drop a jig with it to see how it felt.. No dice..totally different action than a jigging rod. I put a popper on it and it loaded very nicely and I was able to cast much farther than I could with my modified trevala. It is stiff enough to really get some strong, crashing,popper action and had several blowups. I didnt hook any fish.. but Wacker picked it up and he caught two yft with it and got them to the boat rather quickly. He didnt care much for my 9500 too much but he said that he really liked the action of the rod. I intended on taking pics of the rod in action but as you know tuna fishing is chaotic at times.... Wacker hooked one in the pec fin and had a fight on his hands for a minute but managed to subdue the 30lbr in short order. I know that this is not a very detailed review, but the preliminary report is fantastic. Hopefully I will get another chance to put it through the paces soon.